Injury-plagued Cronulla playmaker Matt Moylan has revealed he has begun a complete overhaul of his running style in a bid to protect his suspect hamstrings and extend his NRL career.
The 29-year-old faces an uncertain future as he enters the fourth-and-final year of his lucrative Sharks contract.
Moylan has been plagued by chronic hamstring issues since his arrival at The Shire club on an $800,000-a-season deal.
The former Penrith captain managed just eight appearances for the Sharks in 2020 to take his tally to just 43 games in three seasons.
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Cronulla coach John Morris has reportedly told Moylan he is free to leave the club if he receives an offer from an NRL rival.
Moylan understands he is fighting for his rugby league career and has taken the drastic step of rebuilding his running technique under the tutelage of sprint guru Roger Fabri.
“Yeah I think I’ve got a fair bit of work to do, just trying to get the confidence back into being able to open up more times in a game and I sort of won’t have that in the back of my head that something might go,” Moylan told Channel 9 News when asked if he is embarking on a complete rebuild of his technique.
He added when asked if his career is at the crossroads: “Yeah, I think obviously especially last season not being able to get out on the field that much and when I was I wasn’t playing at 100 percent.”
Fabri told Channel 9 he believes he can put Moylan ‘in a lesser category’ of risk for continued hamstring issues.
Moylan has managed 132 appearances in eight NRL seasons since making his first-grade debut for Penrith in 2013.
He played three Origins for NSW and one Test for Australia, all in 2016.